The FARO Focus S70 Lidar Hits 1 mm Accuracy


Since turning the industry on its ear with the introduction of its first Focus laser scanner, FARO has filled out the product line with options tailored for a variety of customers with specific applications and budgets. The latest entry to the line is the Focus S70, a scanner spec’ed out for short range, high accuracy scanning in the AEC, product design, and forensics industries.

According to FARO, the S70 is similar to the low-cost M70 scanner announced in January. That means a similar form factor, a 70 meter range, an IP rating of 54 for use in adverse conditions, and HDR capture. The S70 sets itself apart by offering much denser data, 1 million points per second to the M70’s 500,000 points per second, and higher accuracy of +/- 1mm compared to the M70’s +/- 3mm.

FARO says the scanner is intended for applications that require the short-range scanning of the M70, but the accuracy of the S150 or S350.

The company has not announced a price for the scanner, but the upgraded specs mean it will likely cost more than the M70. You’ll find out soon enough, though: The S70 is available “for immediate quoting,” so you can contact your local sales representative for more details.


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SPAR 3D Editor Sean Higgins produces SPAR 3D's weekly newsletters for 3D-scanning professionals, and Sean has previously worked as a technical writer, a researcher, a freelance technology writer, and an editor for various arts publications. He has degrees from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, where he studied the history of sound-recording technologies. Sean is a native of Maine and lives in Portland.

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